Students are required to have completed year 10 or equivalent, to meet minimum requirements in English and Maths and have a strong interest in a career in agriculture or horse husbandry. There may be advantages for some students in completing Year 12, particularly if considering going on to the AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture course or higher studies.
Most students gain entry to the AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture course after successful completion of their Certificate III level qualification. Direct entry is possible provided prerequisite skills and knowledge are adequately demonstrated. Normally this requires, as a minimum, completion of the HSC Primary Industries and/or Agriculture AND significant farm experience e.g. normally equivalent to working one year, full time on a farm that is able to provide experience in a wide range of work.